My First Band Saw Box

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 01-17-2011 03:24 AM 4106 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As per the norm, the first thing someone does who just gets a new band saw is make a box.
Since I don’t have anyone to give a box to, I decided that I would just keep it in my workshop to put all the little knick-knacks in. You know, eyelets, picture frame hangers, brass parts for kerfmakers and such.
It is 12” high, 5-1/2” deep and 5” wide, has seven drawers alternating between a single separation and a full drawer. It is made from pine and cedar with a coat of tung oil.
Thanks for looking.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 03:51 AM

I like it!


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#2 posted 01-17-2011 04:10 AM

Pretty darn nice first attempt. If it would make you feel better, you can always make woodworking projects and give them to me. :-)

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 04:36 AM

Very nicely done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 05:10 AM

that nuts. dude my first was only 5 inches tall. great work

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 10:20 AM

The tower of Babel, BB style :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 11:14 AM

a “first”?? yah, jump right in and go for complex! Very impressive and what a beautiful box for the shop!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 11:34 PM

Hi Paul,

I like your box!

Those drawers look like they have a small radius turn at the corners. What size of blade did you use?

I like the alternating pine and cedar. I’ll have to try that. I just got some redwood to try as well.

I like your drawer pulls too. I just didn’t thnk I could do them very good and since I had the little metal handles it was easier to use them.

-- Randy Morter, Phoenix, AZ

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#8 posted 01-19-2011 11:40 PM

Well thought out and executed! I like the alternating entry points.

Dang, if this is your first, I wonder what your 10th bandsaw box will look like?!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 01-21-2011 06:22 PM

That’s is some nice box. We’ll be waiting to see more. How long is the line for boxes getting? Bet it’ll be around the block soon.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 11:36 AM

Very nice box for your first one.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#11 posted 03-03-2011 12:59 AM

this is cool….. Thanks for posting

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#12 posted 01-10-2015 10:41 PM

This is gr8 Paul. Lotsa nice storage in a small footprint.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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